YARN will be shutting down the site….

Hello Educators, Readers, & Writers, It’s with great regret that we must tell you that YARN will go dark at the end of 2021.  Unfortunately, the cost of keeping the archive up and free of trolls and other unfortunate internet hacks is proving too steep, and so after 14 amazing years, we have to take […]

The FINAL Post

All good things must come to an end — 

Outtakes from “White Rose”

Our very own poetry editor shares two outtakes from her debut YA novel-in-verse, “White Rose.” Happy reading!

The 2019 Season Begins — with BIG News

And so begins YARN’s 2019 season, in which BIG CHANGES are afoot. Please do read this one!

Interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, Authors of Watch Us Rise

To continue to celebrate the release of Watch Us Rise, we were so pleased to offer an interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan.

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Poetry

3 Poems by Izzi Riggs

Three poems by Izzi Riggs

Tell Me Something

[…] In the balance of wings, //
the hole in the globe seems to heal. //
I can go home.

Poetry

3 Poems by Anna Wang

Three poems by teen poet, Anna Wang

shrimp shells in florida

handmade spring rolls, flaking //
from insides and unpeeled like //
haste on our tongues […]

Fiction

mBedi

Laurel wants the newest tech, but Mom is standing in the way…

Poetry

Poem to the Disco Cruise Boat

Poem to the Disco Cruise Boat by teen writer, Madeleine Quirk
Oh, satin eyelid, clairvoyant usher of seasons, //
will you never grow tired? […]

Fiction

Waiting

In this story in poems, a girl waits for answers as her town and family face the mystery of a lost girl and a lost dog.

Poetry

Suffocation

Suffocation by Shirley Jones-Luke
History is a weight that makes my back ache […]

Poetry

Oculus

Oculus by teen writer, Cassidy Bishop
My corneas have dissolved //
My irises have melted //
And my lenses have evaporated. […]

Poetry

He dies, and I wait until the room realizes

He dies, and I wait until the room realizes by teen writer, Abigail Sylvor Greenberg
And she invites us through //
Euphemic brown lips //
To say our goodbyes […]

News

Outtakes from “White Rose”

Our very own poetry editor shares two outtakes from her debut YA novel-in-verse, “White Rose.” Happy reading!

Poetry

4 Poems by Alexandra Peñaloza Alessandri

Doing High School When You’re a Señorita by Alexandra Peñaloza Alessandri
When you’re a señorita, //
your dreams are cracked open //
like granadillas […]

News

The 2019 Season Begins — with BIG News

And so begins YARN’s 2019 season, in which BIG CHANGES are afoot. Please do read this one!

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